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|11-06-2010 08:36 PM|
|pontiuspylate||For editing programs, if I am looking to just put something together real quick and not looking to do anything fancy then I will use Windows Movie Maker. But if I want to get fancy and throw in some special effects and put more of a professional look on it then I use Adobe Primere.|
|11-06-2010 08:24 PM|
|NYCboarder||using the go pro as a follow cam to fim your buddies is pretty good. they have telescopic poles to attacvh it to. You have to be a lil close but not dangerously close at all. the video is excellent. 60fps is amazing for slo mos...i got it for 219 buks which is a steal when msrp = 300.. some reviews show the quality of the go pro next to top of the line hd cams. and at a quater of the price, it is better than some. I agree it is not a cam to use for everything bc no viewfinder..|
|11-06-2010 07:06 PM|
|rephreshed||sure thing!! now i just need some sleep so i can concentrate on what the f i'm doing|
|11-06-2010 06:43 PM|
ahhhh come to think of it I think you're right. My camcorder does MP4 and that format don't work in MovieMaker (at least it doesn't work in mine). I musta had the formats mixed up.
So if the Kodak does shoot in MOV it sounds like you'll be alright with that.
|11-06-2010 06:06 PM|
|rephreshed||more awesome advice, thanks!! my windows movie maker actually is able to use .mov files.|
|11-06-2010 03:57 PM|
making doubles won't help unless you're literally backing up the project file twice every time.
It's hard to explain without knowing how the application works, but basically you import your raw video files and then you create a movie by cutting, splicing, splitting, editing, etc. MovieMaker holds something in memory I think, because when you start trimming/splicing them, your original, raw, unedited files are never altered. What I suspect MM does is: keeps a database of the alterations/etc. that you've done to the files, but doesn't actually do anything to the file itself.
Be careful if you move the files or re-name the folder they're in, MovieMaker won't be able to "find" them. You'll be able to point it to the right place and reset it and everything will work, but it's best to establish a "Projects" folder and use that to keep all project-related files like still pictures, videos, songs, etc. I organize mine by date, but YMMV.
So you only ever risk losing your "project", not the underlying video clips.
Another word of caution: I think the kodak shoots .MOV which will need to be converted and you lose some quality. There are a ton of freeware conversion packages that work decently enough, but you might want to get a program that can natively handle .MOV files. Also, having to convert these files (which are enormous in size) is a major pain in the ass every time.
|11-06-2010 03:40 PM|
|rephreshed||thanks for the tips! maybe i'll make doubles of everything just to make sure i don't lose anything!|
|11-06-2010 03:37 PM|
If you run Windows you probably have Microsoft Movie Maker. Or it's available for free download from Microsoft if your PC didn't come with it installed. Like most MS applications, it's very user friendly to the point of being idiot-proof, but like most MS products it's prone to weird and unexplained errors
In fairness most of these things happen very infrequently, but of course they always seem to happen at the most inopportune time or when you have put a lot of work in to a project.
The pros: it's free, and easy to use.
The cons: prone to funky errors that you can't fix, doesn't have a ton of features
Overall it's a good enough product to get started and get a feel for putting songs & splicing video clips together with some basic transitions, effects, etc.
I recently got Corel Visual Studio Pro but have really only used it a few times. A guy I know uses Final Cut Express which can make some nice clips. Both of these are better applications, there's a bit of a learning curve (they don't work exactly like MS MovieMaker but this can be a good thing) and they have more effects and features available.
I think Final Cut might be a Mac application. Also for macs there's iMovie, but I don't have a mac so I can't really speak to either of these.
|11-06-2010 02:21 AM|
|earl_je||Most of the reviews I read recommend the playsport. I'm thinking of getting this also|
|11-06-2010 01:33 AM|
Originally Posted by david_z View Post
What kind of video editing software would you recommend that's still user friendly?
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